The Kings Bay periscope


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The Kings Bay periscope
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v. : ill. ; 40 cm.
Naval Submarine Base (Kings Bay, Ga.)
Ultra Type Inc.
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Jacksonville Fla
Jacksonville, Fla
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Navy-yards and naval stations -- Periodicals -- Georgia -- Kings Bay   ( lcsh )
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United States of America -- Georgia -- Camden -- Kings Bay
United States of America -- Florida -- Jacksonville


Dates or Sequential Designation:
Began with v. 1, no. 1 (June 15, 1979).
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Published for the Naval Submarine Support Base, Kings Bay, Ga.
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Description based on: Mar. 14, 1997; title from caption.
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Earlier issues published: Kings Bay, Ga. : Naval Submarine Support Base. Jacksonville, Fla. : Ultra Type Inc. <1997->
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Latest issue consulted: Jan. 30, 1998.

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University of Florida
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University of Florida
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oclc - 57252699
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New tool for maintence of bre optic systems e Navys submarine force has a new, patent-pending tool allowing it to maintain its ber optic systems like never before. Its a new capability powered by an invention from the Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona Division, its top ocer announced Aug. 8. e innovation lets the Navy compare ber optic power test meters throughout their entire range of output against a known standard, allowing the eet to perform reliable and accurate measurements in-house, without outsourcing, reducing costs while increasing capability for the maritime service. Commanding Ocer Capt. Eric Ver Hage praised the delivery, lauding the new instrument as a measurement science milestone that the 21st century military will rely on for years to come. Our R&D team has been working hard to develop this ber optic calibration standard, Ver Hage said. Seeing it delivered to the submarine eet is an awesome example of what warfare centers do for Navy programs to drive down costs while keeping our ghting forces at the forefront of technology. Ver Hage added this is yet another achievement that strengthens the Navys intellectual property holdings that adds long-term value to the taxpayer. e latest Patent Power Scorecard published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ranks the Navys patent portfolio best in the world amongst all other government agencies, a distinction fueled by people across the Navys Science and Engineering Enterprise. And the patent-pending advancement comes as the modern eet operates more and more frequently through ber optics streaming at the speed of light. All new Navy ships and submarines are outtted with ber optic backbones to handle their complex networks because older copper-wire networks cant handle the throughput of todays sophisticated military hardware. Lance Doddridge, the NSWC Corona physicist and electrical engineer who invented the calibration system, called the Linearity Calibration Standard 8513, understands its value for the warghter. Fiber optics connect everything from weapons systems, control centers, and radar, to a ships last line of defense, Doddridge said. Every piece of test equipment, by [Department of Defense] mandate, has to be calibrated using standards that are traceable to a national standard. Correctly calibrated equipment helps ensure military hardware functions properly, accurately and safely, ranging from a ships propulsion plant to an F/A-18 Hornets laser target designators to night vision goggles. And accuracy is vital, especially for the submarine community. In developing the new standard, NSWC Corona collaborated Up Periscope South Pole or desert? You make the call Page 9 Cold War New series begins on role Navy played Page 11 Omaha Trophy USS Alaska receives award and more Pages 4, 5 Prescriptions by mail most cost-eective Check us out Online! Back to school TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery also easiest option TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery oers a safe, aordable and convenient method of getting prescriptions delivered to patients doors, by way of the Postal Service. Home Delivery includes generics at no-cost; a 90-day supply for most medications; rells by mail, phone or online; and an automatic rell option. Active duty have no co-pays, while other patients have no copay for generics, $13 for brandname formulary and $43 for non-formulary. For brand-name and nonformulary medica tions, the co-pays for a 90day supply are about the same as a 30day supply from a retail pharmacy a savings of up to 65 percent. TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery is the least expensive option when not using our branch health clinic pharmacy, said Cmdr. Chad Roe, Naval Branch Health Clinic Kings Bay ocer in charge. And its the easiest option. By converting your current retail medications to Home Deliv ery, patients reduce out-ofpocket costs and gain conve nient delivery. According to TRICARE, more than one million prescriptions are lled each month through Home Delivery, which is administered ... patients reduce out-of-pocket costs and gain convenient delivery. Cmdr. Chad Roe Branch Health Clinic Kings Bay Subs get patent-pending power at the speed of light Online tutoring can webinar today at 5:30 p.m.; for kindergarten to college As the School Liaison Ocer for Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, active duty members ask me about ways to get help with school work for themselves and their children. e answer? Active duty service members and their families have free, unlimited access to online tutoring and career help from Have you or your dependents logged on to this great tool? Live, expert tutors provide personal one-on-one assistance to students of all ages from K to 12 to college to adult learners in subjects such as math, science, social studies and English. One-to-one help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a


2 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 15, 2013 A White House and Defense Department challenge to hire 50,000 military spouses by the end of 2015 surpassed its goal Aug. 1, the acting undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness told members of the Defense Departments Military Family Readiness Council at the Pentagon Aug. 5. e eort to hire 50,000 spouses reached fruition through the Military Spouse Employment Partnership, a group of more than 180 employers that vowed to recruit military spouses, Jessica Wright said. Part of the broader DOD Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program, MSEP is a result of Joining Forces, a 2011 call to action by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, to mobilize support from all sectors of the nation to help nd work for service members, families and veterans. ese achievements would not have been possible without a community of partners, and I really do want to give a shout-out for the strong advocacy of the rst lady, Michelle Obama, and Dr. Jill Biden, Wright said. ey crisscrossed the United States, she added, meeting with business leaders and heads of key organizations to talk about spousal employment. is is very important, Wright said. Without their advocacy role, we would not have been as successful. Wright also recognized the newly formed Spouse Ambassador Network for its help in reaching reach the 50,000 mark. She said the network has created a network of networks by bringing together dedicated military support organizations with hundreds of local chapters that connect military spouses to career information, professional networking opportunities and local community resources. Today, we celebrate these important MSEP milestone achievements, which are part of the employment goals we share with the White Houses Joining Forces and our MSEP employers, who collectively pledged to hire 50,000 military spouses by the end of 2015, Wright added. With todays number hiring 50,000 military spouses, you can see that we are well ahead of schedule in reaching that goal. e council and MSEP deserve kudos for the 50,000 spouse hires, Wright added. is is really huge, she said. As part of the Integrated Mental Health Strategy, the Defense Departments National Center for Telehealth and Technology and the Veterans Aairs Departments mental health informatics section have partnered to develop an interactive online educational and life-coaching program. Moving Forward, at, is designed to teach problem-solving skills to members of the military community, Dr. Robert Ciulla, director of the mobile health program at the National Center for Telehealth and Technology, told American Forces Press Service. Moving Forward is focused on addressing stress, specically, recognizing when a person is stressed, identifying stressors and developing stress management skills. To accomplish this, users navigate through a set of problem-solving exercises, Ciulla said. In addition to testimonials from former service members, the site oers quizzes to evaluate stress levels and games to practice counseling progressions. is gives users a way to interact with the course, to learn how stress aects them, in particular, and to learn about their general problemsolving style, he said. Users then learn techniques for generating solutions when theyre faced with a problem, Ciulla added. Problem-solving is foundational, he said. e skills learned in addressing any one problem can be transferred to addressing a variety of problems, he said. e techniques on the site are based on a problem-solving therapy program that has been used successfully with service members and veterans across the country, a growing number of whom have mental health care needs, Ciulla said. We know that approximately 20 percent of service members returning from a combat deployment do experience adjustment problems like post-traumatic stress, depression, anger, problems in work settings [and] family and relationship issues, Ciulla said, and so this series of problem-solving exercises teaches the user how to literally learn how to work with some of the problems that theyre confronting. e Moving Forward website is designed to allow users to remain anonymous, but also to be able to pick up where they left o if they take a break from training. We know that stigma is a prevalent issue in the military. [Service members] are concerned that if they see somebody on a face-to-face basis, itll be seen as a sign of weakness or that they cant perform their duty, Ciulla said. Some advantages of using the website include never having to wait in a crowded waiting room and the ability to log on from home or another safe environment, he noted. e site is designed to stand alone. No referral from a caregiver is needed, Ciulla said, but it is not intended to entirely replace face-to-face care if that type of care is needed. For users who have chronic stress and chronic problems in their lives, the site can serve as a steppingstone to getting face-to-face care, he added. Moving Forward is designed to be especially helpful for veterans, service members and their families, Ciulla said, but the site teaches skills that can be useful to anyone dealing with stress. Question: How concerned should I be with melanoma? Answer: One in ve Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of their lifetime. Although melanoma accounts for less than 5 percent of skin cancer cases, it causes the majority of skin cancer deaths. Ultraviolet radiation from the sun and indoor tanning are major risk factors. Check your skin regularly, preferably once a month, looking for any unusual mole, sore, lump, blemish, marking or change in skin appearance. Watch for ABCDE warning signs: Asymmetry (half of a mole or birthmark doesnt match the other), Bor der (the edges are irregular, ragged, notched or blurred), Color (the color is not the same all over), Diameter (the spot is larger than 6 millime ters across) or Evolving (the mole is changing in size, shape, or color). If you nd any of these, get it checked by your health care provider immediately. And remember that some melanomas dont t these rules. Its important to tell your doctor about any changes or new spots on the skin, or growths that look dierent from the rest of your moles. Find our more from the American Cancer Society at Ask the Doc is a new column by Naval Branch Health Clinic Key West. is column was written by Laura Kyer, PA-C, Naval Branch Health Clinic Key West physician assistant. If you have a question for a physician, dentist, pharmacist or optometrist, send it to kwaskthedoc@ THEKINGS BA Y, GEORGIA Local news and views Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Ga. Stimson hours return to normalMonday, Aug. 19, Stimson Pass and ID will resume normal hours of operation, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays and closed on weekends and holidays.Student rewards back at NEXIn the Navy Exchanges A-OK Student Reward Program qualied students participate quarterly drawings for monetary awards of $2,500, $1,500, $1,000 or $500 for a total of $5,500 per quarter for college. e next drawing will be at the end of August. Any eligible full-time student that has a B-grade point average equivalent or better may enter. Eligible students include dependent children of active duty military members, reservists and military retirees enrolled in rst through 12th grade. Each student may enter only once each grading period and must re-enter with each qualifying report card. To enter, stop by any NEX with a current report card and have a NEX associate verify the minimum grade average. Fill out an entry card and obtain an A-OK ID, which entitles the student to discount coupons for NEX products and services. Since the program began, NEXCOM has awarded more than $611,000 in Series EE U.S. savings bonds and monetary awards with the help of its generous vendor partners. AFAMC poker run Aug. 17e Armed Forces of America Motorcycle club Georgia Chapter will have its 15th annual 41 For Freedom Poker Run to benet the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, Sat., Aug. 17, starting with registration at 4 p.m. at the USS Bancroft Memo rial. Cost is $10 per hand. For more information on either, call (912) 510-8494.Base lost & found has found itemsThere is lost and abandoned property, such as watches, rings and cell phones, at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Navy Security. If you have any information reference to any items, contact Detective Michael Palmer, Monday through Friday, at (912) 573-9343 or by e-mail, Now hear this! Checking for signs of skin cancer Ask the Doc Web site teaches coping for military Department of Defense Spouse employment goal met early Department of Defense with its sister division, the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, R.I., to determine its equipment needs. Until the new system arrived, the undersea warfare center had outsourced its ber optic calibration responsibilities. Without the ability to perform these tests in-house, these sensitive items would have to be shipped to various pre-approved and accredited vendors throughout the country, resulting in additional contracting expense and subjecting [the equipment] to delays and possible damage in shipping, said Mark Medeiros, NUWC Newports calibration laboratory team lead. In addition to LCS8513, Doddridge has created another calibration standard, called ADFOCS, the Attenuation and Distance Fiber Optic Calibration Standard, which NUWC Newport now has to complement the linearity standard. He fabricated and assembled the instrument by hand, even using 3D printing to save costs and weight when possible. It compares commercial, othe-shelf ber optic test equipment for accuracy against more accurate standards that are traceable to national standards, which ow from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to the Navy Gage and Standards Lab at NSWC Corona, the Navy and Marine Corps designated technical agent for measurement science and calibration. Medeiros says these new standards will vastly improve NUWC Newports ability to address the rising demand for ber optic systems calibration. Having the ability to support these measurements in-house saves an enormous amount of money and time, Medeiros said. It enables us to provide quick, reliable, on-time service to meet deployment schedules and support internal programs. Headquartered in Norco, Calif., NSWC Corona is part of the Navys Science and Engineering Enterprise and leads the Navy in independent assessment, measurement and calibration standards and range systems engineering. As a Naval Sea Systems Command eld activity, the command employs approximately 2,000 scientists, engineers, technicians and support personnel and includes a detachment in Seal Beach, Calif. NSWC Corona has received patents in seven areas of innovation for its automated MetBench Calibration Management System, which distributes and maintains calibration and test equipment data for Navy ships, seamlessly synchronizing all data for users all around the world. by Express Scripts, Inc. Home Delivery is best suited for maintenance medications those taken on a regular basis. Benets of Home Delivery include free generic medications, rell reminders, help with renewing expired prescriptions, and a review of prescription history to help prevent harmful drug interactions. 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6 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 15, 2013 Editors note: e Navys last use of the death penalty was in 1842, when three Sailors were hanged for mutiny. e following is adapted from e Somers Mutiny in ZB Collection [Spencer, Philip], Navy Department Library, available on the Naval History and Heritage Command Web site. On Aug. 13, 1842, Philip Spencer, son of Secretary of War John C. Spencer, was ordered to the US Brig Somers at New York. e Somers, Cmdr. Alexander Slidell MacKenzie commanding, sailed for the coast of Africa about Sept. 12, cruised briey along that coast, and on Nov. 11 sailed for the United States, by way of St. omas. On the night of Nov. 25, at sea, Pursers Steward James W. Wales of the Somers was contacted by Midshipman Spencer, after being sworn to secrecy, was informed that Spencer was conspiring with some 20 members of the crew to seize the vessel, murder the ocers and engage in piracy, with Spencer going into considerable detail concerning the plan. Wales made an attempt to notify MacKenzie that night but was so closely watched by the conspirators that he was unable to do so. e next morning he succeeded in conveying word of the plot to the MacKenzie through Purser H.M. Heiskell and Lt. Guert Gansevoort. Midshipman Spencers general reputation was not particularly good and he was known to have been extremely familiar with the crew, and to have done a number of things harmful to the discipline of the ship. On the night of Nov. 26 he was arrested and placed in irons, although he denied any knowledge of a plot to take the vessel. Search of his cabin revealed a paper written partially in Greek characters, which, when translated by another of cer, appeared to be the plans of the mutiny giv ing names of the crew and their probable temper as regards the mutiny and the station to be assumed by various ones. On Nov. 27, the falling of the maintopmast of the ship and its accompanying rigging, believed to have been caused by some of the suspected members of the crew with the intention of creating confusion favorable to an outbreak, resulted in no action. During the day suspicious gatherings of the crew were noted and that evening it was believed expedient for the safety of the ship to arrest Boatswain Samuel Cromwell and Seaman Elisha Small and place them in irons. During the following days the crew commit ted several minor oenses which were punished and exhibited a growing sullenness and tendency to dis obey orders. Other arrests were made on Nov. 30. Also on Nov. 30, MacKenzie requested his ofcers to give him their opinion as to the line of conduct necessary for the safe continuance of the voyage. e whole day was spent by the ocers in consultation and in questioning the crew and on Dec. 1 they gave their answer as follows: In answer to your let ter requiring our counsel as to the best course to be pursued with regard to the prisoners Spencer, Cromwell and Small, we have the honor to state, that the evidence which has come to our knowledge after the most careful, deliberate and dispassionate consid eration which the exigency would allow, is of such a na ture as to call for the most decided action. We are con vinced that in the existing state of things it will be impossible to carry the pris oners to the United States. We think the safety, our lives and honor to the ag entrusted to our charge, requires that the prisoners be put to death, as the course best calculated to make a salutary impression upon the rest of the crew. In this decision we trust we have been guided by our duty to God, to our Country and to the Service. is opnion concurred with MacKenzies, and it was determined to put the three conspirators Spencer, Cromwell and Small to death, it being thought possible to conne the other prisoners safely, if the ringleaders were removed. When Spencer was advised of his fate he made no confession, but his remarks that he deserved to die, that he had attempted the same thing on board the John Adams and Potomac, but unsuccessfully etc., seemed to indicate guilt. e three men were hanged on Dec. 1 and their bodies buried at sea after funeral services had been held. e Somers arrived at St. omas Dec. 5 and proceeded from there to New York. On Dec. 28, 1842, a Naval Court of Inquiry was convened on board the USS North Carolina at the New York Navy Yard, to inquire into the intended mutiny on board the Brig Somers. e court gave as its opinion that a mutiny had been organized on board the vessel involving the three men, Spencer, Cromwell and Small; that there was grave danger of their being rescued by the crew after their arrest; and that the safety of the vessel demanded the immediate execution of the prisoners; that the conduct of Cmdr. MacKenzie and his ocers had been prudent, calm and rm, and that they had honorably performed their duty to their service and country. On Feb. 1, 1843, a Naval General Court Martial was convened on board the USS North Carolina for Navys last death penaltyweek. Does it just sound too good to be true? Well, it isnt. Still not sure? 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Would you like sugges tions on how to stop temper tan trums or how to get your teen to complete chores without asking them 14 times? We believe par ents are the experts on their chil dren. But, children dont come with a manual! So, sometimes you need help to figure out what to do with them. Meet with the parenting class from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays, Aug. 19 and 26. Enrollment in this six-week class is ongoing. Attendees must complete all six weeks in order to receive a certificate. A mini mum of six participants is needed in order for a new class to start. Registration required at 573-4512.Veterans Affairs rep visits Kings BayA Department of Veterans Affairs representative for Kings Bay is in the office from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Appointments are required. Service members wishing to par ticipate in the Benefits Delivery at Discharge program should be within 60 to 180 days of discharge or retirement and be available for an exam by the VA. To set up an appointment, call Katherine Fernandez at 573-4506.Fleet and Family offers classes on siteFFSC will take most of its regu lar workshops on the road if a unit can furnish a conference room or classroom and guarantee a minimum of ve partici pants. Additionally, person nel will tailor presentations to cover a units General Military Training requirements when those requirements deal with hu man resources and social issues. Counselors also can create a pre sentation in response to a units area of special concerns. Person nel are available to participate within areas of expertise in the indoctrination of newly assigned personnel and family members of active duty personnel. New Moms and Dads Support Group to meetA New Moms and Dads Support Group meets every Tuesday at the Fleet and Family Support Center throughout the month. ese workshops are scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon, Aug. 20 and 27. is workshop is an opportunity to share experiences, meet and gain support from others, and exchange new ideas. To register, call 573-4512.Military Resumes 3-part series will helpThis three-part series of onehour sessions walks participants through the practical and cre ative aspects of applying military experience to build a successful document for a post-military job search. Participants should bring a copy of his or her Verification of Military Experience and Training, at least three evalua tions and information on any licenses or certifications held. Optional documents are award letters and transcripts. This workshop is, 11 a.m. to noon, Aug. 22 and 29. Registration is required. For more information, call 573-4513.Job search workshop scheduled for Aug. 16A job search workshop will be 1 to 3 p.m., Aug. 16. It provides an overview of local and national employment trends and recommends strategies to expand your job search network. Open to active duty, retired, reserve and separating military and family members of relocating civil service personnel. Registration is required, call 573-4513.Anger management seminar Aug. 28Anger is not an effective method for getting what you want and is often a smoke screen for other emotions. This workshop is slated for 8:30 a.m. to noon, Aug. 28. It can help you focus on identifying the feelings anger hides and explore behaviors help ful in resolving primary issues. Pre-registration is required. Call 573-4512 for details.Smooth Move Workshop scheduled for Aug. 20 Smooth Move Workshops are designed to help person nel with military relocations and transfers. Areas covered include transportation, travel pay, allowances, and important forms and documents, housing referral office and relocation services. All service members and their spouses are encouraged to attend six months before their transfer date. Due to limited seating, please do not bring children. The workshop will be 6 to 8 p.m., Aug. 20. For more information, call 573-4513. Ombudsman Assembly Meeting Aug. 26The Ombudsman Assembly Meeting will be held for all OMB, COs, XOs, CMCs and COBs at the Kings Bay Community Center at 6 p.m.,Aug. 26. For more infor mation, contact at 573-4513.Ten Steps to a Federal job examinedGain information on the federal employment process, salaries and benefits. Learn how to interpret job announcements and determine whether you are eligible to apply. Attendees will be provided guidelines, informa tion, samples and tips on com pleting the electronic Federal resume. This class is from 9 a.m. tonoon, Aug. 23. Registration required by calling 573-4513.Command Financial Specialist class offeredA five-day training course will be offered for prospective Command Financial Specialists. All CFS must be nominated by their Command. Registration is open to personnel E-6 and above who are financially stable, with at least one year left before PRD from their commands. This training is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 19 to 23. Registration is required. For more information, call 573-9783.Spouse Indoctrination class meets Aug. 21The goal of Spouse Indoctrination is to educate the participants on the numerous resources that are available to them while stationed at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. This class hosts 20-plus speakers who provide information and answer any questions you have. This class will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 21. To register, call 573-4513.Ombudsman Basic Training comingThere will be an Ombudsman Basic Training course for prospective Ombudsman, new Ombudsman and Command Support Spouses at Fleet and Family Support Center Bldg. 1051. This class will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 26 to 30. For more information and to register, call 573-4513. Fleet & Family Support Center workshops


Saturday, Aug. 17, the Dive-In Movie at the NSB Kings Bay Fitness Center pool complex will open with free admission at 7 p.m. for the feature Despicable Me (PG). Bring your own oatation devices and lawn chairs. For more information about the movie, call (912) 573-4564 or the pool at (912) 573-3001. Every day is free day at the Big EZ Movies are available for 18 years and up. ere free billiard tables, shueboard, foosball, ping pong and more every day for patrons 18 years old and older, at the Big EZ. For more details about these oers, contact (912) 573-4564. Tae Kwon Do Its at the Fitness Complex Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. for 7 year olds and under, 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. for 8 to 12 and 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. 13 to adult. For more information, call (912) 573-3990. Dominos Like Kings Bay Dominos on Facebook to receive special code phrases, daily specials, upcoming events and corporate promotions. (912) 510-5400. www.facebook. com/kingsbaydominos. Game on Rack-N-Roll Lanes gaming room has skeeball, basketball and more. Save tickets for prizes. For more information, call (912) 573-9492. Morale, Welfare and Recreation happenings e NSB Kings Bay Youth Center is taking registration for Before and After School Care. Cost is based on total family income. You must supply most recent LES/pay stub for sponsor and spouse or student letter of enrollment, birth certicate of children must be available for conrmation of age. Single/ Dual military must provide dependent care form at time of registration, IAs must provide orders. Transportation is provided for Mary Lee Clark, Sugar Mill, Crooked River and Matilda Harris districts. A parent may choose to provide transportation if their child does not attend these schools. Navy Child & Youth Programs welcomes children of all abilities. For more information, call Youth Center at (912) 573-2380. Free movies for kids Junes free movies for kids are Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m. with The Croods Aug. 17 and 18, Finding Nemo Aug. 24, Dolphin Tale Aug. 25, Band Slam Aug. 31. Youths under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or adult. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase. If 15 minutes after the scheduled start time no one comes in to watch the movie, the area will be available for open viewing. For the latest infor mation on whats playing, call (912) 573-4548. Officials are needed The upcoming Youth Sports Soccer season runs September through October and if you are 14 years or older and interested in earn ing a little extra money, you are needed, certified or uncertified. A training date is to be announced. Basic knowledge of sports is required. For more information, contact Youth Sports at (912) 573-8202.Child care signup going Just for kids Dive-In movie Dispicable Liberty call the trial of Commander MacKenzie on charges of (1) murder on board a US vessel at sea, (2) oppression, (3) illegal punishment, (4) conduct unbecoming an ocer and (5) cruelty and oppression. e trial lasted from Feb. 1 to April 1, the charges against Cmdr. MacKenzie were found not proven and he was acquitted.Last Tac tech capabilities eyed Success on the battleeld requires warghters to know as much as possible about themselves, their surrounding environment and the potential threats around them. Dismounted infantry squads in particular risk surprise and loss of tactical advantage over opponents when information is lacking. While squads use many dierent technologies to gather and share information, the current piecemeal approach doesnt provide the integrated, real-time situational awareness needed for individual warghters and squad leaders to anticipate situations and eectively maneuver to positions of advantage. Providing this capability would provide dismounted squads with overwhelming tactical superiority over potential adversaries similar to what warghters enjoy at the aircraft, ship and vehicle levels. To help address these challenges, DARPA has issued a Request for Information about technologies that can help lead to digitization of dismounted squads. By digitization, DARPA means collecting sensor data that would provide much more detailed and actionable real-time information about a squads condition, surroundings and adversaries. It is believed that digitization could provide squads of 9-13 members and their unmanned assets with enhanced tactical awareness and advantage up to a mile away, in both urban and open-air environments. Imagine a squad moving through a complex urban environment that has heavy threat activity, said Army Lt. Col. Joseph Hitt, DARPA program manager. The squad members dont know it, but a group of hostiles is waiting 100 meters ahead of them in an alley. Today, the squad must rely heavily on line of sight to identify the threat which would bring them very close to the attackers, affording squad members little time and space to react. With digitization, the squads long-loiter Unmanned Aerial Vehicle flying overhead could detect those hostiles, alert the squad and automatically trigger the squads quadruped robot to investigate, Hitt continued. Entering the alley, the robot could automatically inform all squad members via visual and other cues about the hostiles composition, location and weapon types. Moreover, the robot could check biometric databases to determine if any hostiles are known threats. These crucial insights would provide the squad time to maneuver to a position of advantage and safely take appropriate action. To deliver these capabilities, DARPA seeks innovative technologies in the following areas: Sensing technologies for warfighter health and operational status Absolute or relative geolocation technologies, particularly for global positioning systemdenied areas, with accuracy comparable to that of current GPS technologies Non-optical and dis tributed sensing solutions Communication net work solutions Approaches to tactical information synthesis and delivery Proposed technologies must meet the following criteria: Ensure all hardware, power and processing capabilities are integrat ed into equipment that squad members and the squads complement of ground and air unmanned systems can carry Minimize system size, weight and power Inherently enable realtime action by squads Were looking to leverage emerging technologies, integrate and optimize them through rigorous experimentation, and deliver the decisive technological advantage dismounted squads deserve, Hitt said. 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Hundreds of thousands of Defense De partment civilian employees who have had to take a weekly unpaid day o from work since July 8 are getting some relief, as the total number of furlough days has been reduced from 11 to six, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Aug. 6. Here is the complete text of the secretarys announcement: When I announced my decision on May 14 to impose furloughs of up to 11 days on civilian employees to help close the budget gap caused by sequestration, I also said we would do everything possible to nd the money to reduce furlough days for our people. With the end of the scal year next month, managers across the DoD are making nal decisions necessary to ensure we make the $37 billion spending cuts mandated by sequestration, while also doing everything possible to limit damage to military readiness and our workforce. We are joined in this regard by managers in non-defense agencies who are also working to accommodate sequestration cuts while minimizing mission damage. As part of that eort at the Department of Defense, I am announcing today that, thanks to the DoDs eorts to identify savings and help from Congress, we will reduce the total numbers of furlough days for DoD civilian employees from 11 to six. When sequestration took eect on March 1, DoD faced shortfalls of more than $30 billion in its budget for day-today operating costs because of sequestration and problems with wartime funding. At that point we faced the very real possibility of unpaid furloughs for civilian employees of up to 22 days. As early as January, DoD leaders began making painful and far reaching changes to close this shortfall: civilian hiring freezes, layos of temporary workers, signicant cuts in facilities maintenance, and more. We also sharply cut training and maintenance. e Air Force stopped ying in many squadrons, the Navy kept ships in port, and the Army cancelled training events. ese actions have seriously reduced military readiness. By early May, even after taking these steps, we still faced day-to-day budgetary shortfalls of $11 billion. At that point I decided that cutting any deeper into training and maintenance would jeopardize our core readiness mission and national security, which is why I announced furloughs of 11 days. Hoping to be able to reduce furloughs, we submitted a large reprogramming proposal to Congress in May, asking them to let us move funds from acquisition accounts into day-to-day operating accounts. Congress approved most of this request in late July, and we are working with them to meet remaining needs. We are also experiencing less than expected costs in some areas, such as transportation of equipment out of Afghanistan. Where necessary, we have taken aggressive action to transfer funds among services and agencies. And the furloughs have saved us money. As a result of these management initiatives, reduced costs, and reprogramming from Congress, we have determined that we can make some improvements in training and readiness and still meet the sequestration cuts. e Air Force has begun ying again in key squadrons, the Army has increased funding for organizational training at selected units, and the Navy has restarted some maintenance and ordered deployments that otherwise would not have happened. While we are still depending on furlough savings, we will be able to make up our budgetary shortfall in this scal year with fewer furlough days than initially announced. is has been one of the most volatile and uncertain budget cycles the Department of Defense has ever experienced. Our scal planning has been conducted under a cloud of uncertainty with the imposition of sequestration and changing rules as Congress made adjustments to our spending authorities. As we look ahead to scal year 2014, less than two months away, the Department of Defense still faces major scal challenges. If Congress does not change the Budget Control Act, DoD will be forced to cut an additional $52 billion in FY 2014, starting on October 1. is represents 40 percent more than this years sequester-mandated cuts of $37 billion. Facing this uncertainty, I cannot be sure what will happen next year, but I want to assure our civilian employees that we will do everything possible to avoid more furloughs. I want to thank our civilian workers for their patience and dedication during these extraordinarily tough times, and for their continued service and devotion to our department and our country. I know how dicult this has been for all of you and your families. Your contribution to national security is invaluable, and I look forward to one day putting this dicult period behind us. ank you and God Bless you and your families. Up eriscope with Bill Wesselho My granddaughter loves the Would you rather ... questions. So I thought Id try one this week. Would you rather live in Antarctica or the Sahara Desert? Its a no brainer for me. Im with Sarah McInnis on this one, even though Im from the North. If I cant stand winter in the Midwest, Id simply perish in Antarctica. The Sahara would be pretty extreme, but I figure if I just slept during the day and worked the night shift, it might not be too bad.Diamond Simmons Family member Memphis, Tenn. Antarctica, because of penguins. Ive never seen a real, live one. Gregg White Navy College Director Ovid, Michigan Antarctica. You can always put more clothes on to get warm, but you can only take so much off without being distracting. Theo Simmons Retired Navy Vidalia, Ga. Antarctica. For me, its easier to deal with the cold than heat. You can put on more clothes, but only take so many off. Lt. j.g. Amy Hutchings NSSC Seattle Antarctica, because the only way you can live there is in a facility and there should be something inter esting going on there. Sarah McInnis Family member Ellisville, Miss. The desert. I hate the cold. I cant stand it. Im from the South. MA3 Bowen Booth Harbor Security Blue Ridge, Texas Antarctica. Id rather bundle up with more clothes and be outdoors than have to stay in the shade. Furlough days reduced THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 15, 2013 9


10 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 15, 2013 e Navys new Chief of Naval Personnel held all hands calls with his sta in Washington, D.C., to introduce himself, discuss his priorities and listen to Sailors and Navy civilians thoughts and concerns. Vice Adm. Bill Moran assumed the duties as the 57th Chief of Naval Personnel Aug. 2. He is responsible for the overwhelming majority of policies and programs that directly aect Sailors and their families. We will proactively communicate with Sailors and families, and strive to be transparent in all our dealings, Moran said. He added that he wanted Sailors and their families to feel comfortable sharing ideas and concerns with him, whether at all hands calls or through social media opportunities. Im honored to be here, said Moran during an interview with All Hands magazine. I look forward to working on behalf of Sailors and families to earn their trust. Moran takes helm of a command that has an operating budget of $29 billion and a sta of more than 26,000 Sailors and civilians that perform a wide variety of missions, including managing Navy manpower, readiness, education and training, and professional development of Sailors. Moran did not shy away from addressing a concern foremost on the minds of many Sailors and civilians the budget. He said managing the force will be driven by scal realities, which will dictate force structure decisions and ultimately the total number of Sailors Navy-wide. We understand todays scal and operational challenges, he said. We must reach a balance thats in the best interest of the Navy and the nation, as well as Sailors and their families. Despite the uncertain scal environment, Moran said one of his main priorities remains getting Sailors to the eet with the right skillsets and training. We will continue to provide trained and ready Sailors to meet eet manning demands, he said. Moran also wanted Sailors and their families to know his sta will seek ways to bring stability and certainty to the work force. Navy College information Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Pacic Fleet and Commander Task Force 134 held a change of command ceremony at the submarine piers on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Aug. 7. Rear Adm. Phillip G. Sawyer relieved Rear Adm. James F. Caldwell Jr. Caldwell assumed command in December 2010 and ran the daily business of 60 percent of the Submarine Force. is included oversight of the Pacic portion of the nations ballistic missile submarine force, on behalf of U.S. Strategic Command, and the oversight and execution of manning, training, and properly equipping the Integrated Undersea Surveillance System community. Its been an honor to be a part of this force for over 30 years. I am humbled to have commanded such a force. God bless the Pacic Submarine Force, Caldwell said. During his command, Caldwell deployed 25 fast-attack submarines, two Navy Trident submarines, 34 ballistic missile submarines and 22 surveillance towed-array sensor system crews in support of national defense initiatives. Caldwells forward-thinking and communication skills provided COMSUBPACs undersea forces with a vision for maintaining dominance of the undersea domain while guiding the professional and personal development of submarine force personnel. He was instrumental in sweeping changes to anti-submarine warfare operations in the Pacic Fleet, to include implementing a new concept of operations for theater ASW with forward-deployed submarines. Caldwell led the submarine enterprise in research and development eorts with several units conducting one-of-a-kind missions that yielded extraordinary intelligence gathering unachievable with any other platform. In addition, he was central to the development of the Design for Undersea Warfare and its initial update which has generated submarine force-wide alignment. In quality of life, Caldwell helped lead the eort to end smoking on submarines and planned and coordinated the incorporation of women in submarine crews, resulting in the success of these personnel initiatives. His leadership laid the groundwork for the future expansion of opportunities to include women on fast-attack submarines and female enlisted submarine Sailors. Caldwell will be promoted to vice admiral and assigned as the Navys next inspector general. At the ceremony were guest speakers Gen. C. Robert Bob Kehler, Air Force, commander, Strategic Command and Adm. Cecil D. Haney, commander, Pacic Fleet. Frank, you have done a remarkable job, thank you for everything you have done, Kehler said. Kehler said that because of Caldwell, the country is safer and more secure. Haney also commended Caldwell for his outstanding job while in command. ank you Frank for your leadership especially for the submarine force, Haney said. During the ceremony, Caldwell received the Distinguished Service Medal for his superior and loyal service. Sawyer will be promoted to rear admiral (upper half) and most recently served as commander, Submarine Group 7 in Yokosuka, Japan. As Sawyer assumed command, he expressed how happy he is to be at COMSUBPAC. Our duty will be to continue delivering forces ready to execute. I am honored and humbled to be your new commander, Sawyer said. e Pacic submarine force provides anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface ship warfare, precision land strike, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and early warning and special warfare capabilities to Pacic Command and strategic deterrence capabilities to Strategic Command. New boss for Pac subs A long-standing partnership between the Ofce of Naval Research and one of the countrys foremost oceanographers will culminate June 21 with the launch of a 24hour newsroom to track scientists activity aboard research ships and in the eld and broadcast their ndings to students and teachers around the world. ONR and Dr. Robert Ballard-best known for discovering the wreck of the Titanic-have teamed up for Exploration Now, an initiative that uses telepresence technologies to provide students, educators and others with livestream video of research activities and opportunities to interact directly with scientists aboard different vessels in real time. Its a situation room for ocean exploration, said Cmdr. Joseph Cohn, ONRs deputy director of research for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. e ability to tune in and interact with the crews of U.S. research vessels, no matter where they are, will give an unprecedented number of students and teachers an insiders view of the important work these scientists are doing. A shore-based production team at Ballards Center for Ocean Exploration at the University of Rhode Islands Graduate School of Oceanography will provide mission control by coordinating feeds, creating highlight videos, arranging crew interviews and interpreting ndings for audiences. Designed in part to inspire students to pursue careers in STEM elds, the program kicks o as Exploration Vessel Nautilus begins a six-month expedition in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea, where, among other activities, researchers will investigate active undersea volcanoes and study the impact of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. e crew will use a new hull-mounted multibeam sonar system to explore the seaoor and dispatch remotely operated vehicles to take high-definition video and collect geological and biological samples. Over the course of the expedition season on board Nautilus there will be more than 150 rotating explorers-collectively referred to as the Corps of Exploration-including ONR-sponsored Navy personnel, educators and students. ONRs support of our Corps of Exploration has led to numerous masters and doctorate degrees, as well as the creation of important scientic, engineering and naval role models, Ballard said. Exploration Now will help us advance a new paradigm of telepresence that not only will inuence the oceanographic community but also future Navy operations. ONR has invested in Ballards research since the late 1960s, contribut-Web site oers deep-sea views New boss puts out word


Soon after helping defeat Fascist tyranny in World War II, American Sailors faced a new global threat to the United States and the values for which their nation had long been a standard bearer; democracy, basic human rights, and freedom. e USSR, under a murderous dictator, Joseph Stalin, acted to solidify the wartime conquests of the Soviet Red Army and advance the cause worldwide of Marxism Leninism, an ideology that subverted the very ideals most Americans then held sacred. Working with local Communist leaders and movements in the years after the war, Stalin eliminated the political and economic independence of Poland, Czechoslovakia, and other nations in Eastern Europe. He put diplomatic and military pressure on Turkey and Iran in the Middle East and supplied war material to Communists ghting to overthrow the government of Greece. In 1948, the Soviets sparked a confrontation with the United States and its European allies over control of Berlin, the occupied and divided capital of the defeated German nation. In the Far East, regional Communist movements took the lead, but received military assistance from Moscow in eorts to eliminate opposing movements and governments. Ho Chi Minh led Vietnamese Communists and other nationalists against the French colonial government in Indochina. Kim Il Sung and his Korean Communist supporters engaged in a vicious struggle for political control of the Korean people with Syngman Rhee and his anti-Communist adherents. In 1949, Mao Tse-tung and his Chinese Communist armies pushed the forces of the Chiang Kai-shek government o the mainland of Asia and established the Peoples Republic of China. e United States, under the leadership of President Harry S. Truman, had already taken economic, political, and military steps to deal with the new threat posed by the Soviet Union and its allies. American taxpayers provided billions of dollars to restore the warravaged economies of Western Europe, under the Marshall Plan, and the similarly devastated Japanese economy. e U.S. government strengthened political ties with many like-minded anti-Communist governments around the globe. Finally, the Truman administration adopted a broad Containment Strategy, in simplest terms a major eort to build a wall around the Communist world that would be defended by the armed might of the United States and its allies. e United States Navy, its warships and aircraft and above all its Sailors guarded the ramparts of the containment wall from the beginning of the so-called Cold War to its victorious end. Soon after Stalin pressed Turkey and Iran for territorial and other concessions in 1946, Truman dispatched battleship Missouri (BB-63), an unmistakable symbol of American military power, to the Eastern Mediterranean. Truman wanted to make clear his determination that the United States would oppose aggressive Soviet actions. With establishment of the U.S. Sixth Task Fleet (later simply the U.S. Sixth Fleet) and creation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in 1949, it became clear to most observers that the United States meant to stand by its friends in the region. Hot War in a Cold Place President Truman moved decisively to defend American and allied interests in the Far East when Kim Il Sungs North Korean armed forces, equipped with Soviet tanks, artillery, and combat aircraft, invaded the Republic of (South) Korea on 25 June 1950. e commander in chief ordered U.S. air, ground, and naval forces to help South Korean and other United Nations forces resist the Communist attack. He also directed the U.S. Seventh Fleet based at Subic Bay in the Philippines to prevent the war from spreading to the waters and islands o China, where Chiang Kai-skek continued his ght against the Communist mainland government. Aircraft carrier Valley Forge (CV-45), the heavy cruiser Rochester (CA-124), and eight destroyers sortied from Subic Bay in the Philippines and made a show of force along the China coast. e presence of these Seventh Fleet forces o China deterred the Communists from launching a long-planned amphibious assault on Chiangs stronghold on the island of Taiwan. Trumans bold actions can also be credited with inuencing Stalin to take back an earlier pledge to Mao of Soviet air support in Korea. For the rest of the Korean War, Seventh Fleet submarines, land-based patrol aircraft, and carrier task forces kept watch on the seas around Asia to discourage the USSR and the Peoples Republic of China from intervening in Korea with their naval forces. e Navy took full advantage of its control of the sea and the air above it. On 2 July, little more than a week after the outbreak of war, the cruiser Juneau (CL-119), the British cruiser Jamaica, and the British frigate Black Swan intercepted North Korean torpedo boats and motor gunboats o the east coast of South Korea and destroyed ve of the Communist naval vessels. e following day, aircraft from Valley Forge and the British carrier Triumph bombed Pyong yang, the capital and warmaking heart of North Korea. The Republic of Korea Navy, with the key assistance of the U.S. Navy, added its repower to the ght. e South Korean navy had only been created a few years before the war and had little operational experience. Another problem was the absence from Korea at the start of the war of Admiral Sohn Won Il, the Chief of Naval Operations. He was in the United States accepting the transfer of three former U.S. submarine chasers. With the agreement of South Korean authorities, the U.S. naval command provided an American ocer to help direct the allied service for the short term. South Korean authorities agreed, so Commander Michael J. Luosey took operational control of the ROKN. During the next month, Luosey set up inshore patrol sectors on the coast, managed the redeployment by sea of South Korean marine forces, and helped stien allied maritime defenses around the southern and western coastlines. With the return to Korea of Adm. Sohn and his three ships, South Korean naval forces became even more eective at destroying Communist junks, motorized sailboats, and sampans trying to deliver reinforcements, ammunition, and supplies to the swiftly advancing North Korean ground troops. Naval aircraft and warships added their repower to the UN campaign to halt the North Korean invading forces before they overran the entire peninsula. U.S. and allied cruisers and destroyers bombarded enemy units moving along coastal roads as Navy and Marine air units pummeled Communist troops and supply convoys heading south on inland roads. Simultaneously, the ships of the Navys Military Sea Trans portation Service rein forced and resup plied UN troops holding a small toehold on the peninsula near the key port of Pusan. Without eet support, the UN forces in South Korea would have been forced to make a costly withdrawal like the British and French had at Dunkirk in World War II. e Navys mobility and command of the sea enabled General Douglas MacArthur and his UN command to reverse the tide of battle in Korea. In mid-September 1950, Vice Adm. Arthur Struble, Commander Seventh Fleet and also Commander of Task Force 7, le d 230 amphibious and other ships into the Yellow Sea and toward the North Korean-occupied port of Inchon. As this armada approached the narrow channel leading to Inchon in the early morning hours of Sept. 15, a beacon suddenly shined from the top of a lighthouse that had been out of operation for some time. Inside the lighthouse was Lt. Eugene F. Clark, who had been executing a daring intelligence mission behind enemy lines since the beginning of the month. e brave and resourceful naval ocer had been landed on a nearby island, Yonghung Do, with a small party of South Koreans and another American to learn about local tides, currents, and other information that would be valuable to allied amphibious planners. Clark and his men gathered their intelligence, fought a small naval action with the Communists in which the enemy lost two boats to accurate machine-gun re, and repaired the light. e enemy overran Yonghung Do, caught and executed 50 villagers who had helped the Americans and South Koreans. But the Blackbeard of Yonghung Do, as Clark would soon be called, avenged them by accomplishing his very important mission. For days, naval gunre support ships and carrier aircraft attacked enemy defensive positions ashore at Inchon. en, at 0633 hours on Sept. 15, eet amphibious landing craft disembarked the 5th Marine Regiment of the 1st Marine Division on Wolmi Do, an island in Inchon Harbor. After several days of hard ghting, and reinforcement by other Marines, South Korean troops, and elements of the Armys 7th Infantry Division, the allies seized the port and nearby Kimpo aireld. On the 21st, U.S. Army units that had broken out of the Pusan Perimeter linked up with the Inchon forces. A week later, after bloody, street-to-street ghting, the 1st Marine Division captured Seoul. e amphibious units at Inchon suered 3,500 killed, wounded, and missing but they inicted 20,000 casualties on the enemy. More importantly, the Inchon assault, Operation Chromite, led to the disintegration of the North Korean Peoples Army and the liberation of South Korea. General MacArthur hoped to destroy the enemy army completely and occupy northeast Korea with another amphibious assault, at Wonsan on the Sea of Japan. He intended that the Navy would land the X Corps at Wonsan. is corps would then advance overland to the Yalu River and the North Korean border with the Peoples Republic of China and the Soviet Union. Fast-moving South Korean troops, however, got to Wonsan on Oct. 10, a week before the planned landing. In addition, the Navy discovered-the hard waythat the Communists had emplaced between 2,000 and 4,000 Soviet-made magnetic and contact mines in the approaches to the harbor. A number of American and South Korean mine clearing vessels were sunk before the task force opened a safe passage into the port. At long last, on Oct. 25, 1950, the 1st Marine Division began moving ashore and advancing into the forbidding mountains of North Korea. e mobility resulting from the eets control of the waters o Korea also enabled MacArthur to withdraw his forces to the safety of the sea when the battle ashore turned against the UN command. is occurred when the volunteers of the Communist Chinese Peoples Liberation Army emerged from the snow-covered mountains of North Korea in November 1950 and fell upon overextended Army, Marine, and South Korean units. e X Corps, which Communist aggression begins Cold War The NavyIn the Cold WarFirst in a series THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 15, 2013 11


12 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 15, 2013 included the 1st Marine Division, the Armys 3rd and 7th Infantry Divisions, and three South Korean divisions of the I and II Corps had to ght their way back to the coast in bitter cold and howling winds. Marine and Navy attack squadrons operating from eet carriers Philippine Sea (CV-47), Valley Forge (CV-45), Princeton (CV37), and Leyte (CV-32), and several escort carriers hit Chinese troops trying to surround UN units inland. In only one week of operations, naval aviators carried out 1,700 sorties against the enemy. Next: Armistace ends the Korean WarCold War With a stiing heat wave affecting most of the country recently, its hard to picture Coast Guard units focusing on our nations Arctic interests. But for a dedicated group of Coast Guard men and women, the Arctic is all that is on their mind. As the nations lead federal agency for ensuring maritime safety and security in the Arctic, the Coast Guard will perform its statutory missions to ensure the Arctic remains a safe, secure and environmentally protected region. After a successful Arctic Shield 2012 operation on the North Slope and Barrow, Arctic Shield 2013 focuses on Western Alaska and the Bering Strait. is years operation will continue the three-pronged approach of outreach, operations and capability assessments. Operations Cutters, aircraft and personnel will maintain a presence in the Arctic region and will engage in operations encompassing a variety of Coast Guard missions. Outreach The Coast Guard will leverage its partnerships with federal, state, local and tribal partners to combine eorts to ensure the safety of the maritime community. Capability assessment Operating in the Arctic will give an opportunity to exercise capabilities to ensure the Coast Guard has the right resources to conduct maritime operations. As part of Coast Guard Arctic Shield 2013 the forward operating location in Kotzebue was opened July 12, 2013, in preparation for the anticipated increase of maritime activities in Western Alaska and the Bering Strait. e Coast Guard crews will provide a vital forward deployed presence in Western Alaska dur ing the summer operational pe riod, said Capt. Daniel Travers, chief of incident management at the 17th Coast Guard District. e [forward operating location] crew will conduct search and res cue, law enforcement patrols and homeland security missions and will participate in scheduled Arc tic Shield 2013 exercises. Its extremely important that we have a presence in the region to build interagency partnerships and increase our Arctic maritime domain awareness, added Travers. e forward operating location consists of a Kodiak-based MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter with supporting air and ground crews and will be based out of the Alaska Army National Guard hangar in Kotzebue. We have facilities in locations around the state to meet local, state and federal needs in the event of emergencies or urgent contingencies, said Major Gen. omas H. Katkus, adjutant general of the Alaska National Guard and commissioner of the State of Alaska Department of Military and Veterans Aairs. e Alaska National Guards hangar in Kotzebue is a great facility that is positioned to benet multiple users. Tremendous synergy is achieved in sharing this space with the Coast Guard. Our relationship greatly benets the state while simultaneously providing services and safety assets that better protect and help Alaskans. Arctic Shield partnerships continued at the local level with local government and tribal of cials in Nome and Kotzebue to discuss the Coast Guards continued presence in the region and to address mutual concerns about increased maritime trac. e Coast Guard Cutter Spar also engaged with the State of Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and the Canadian Coast Guard to deploy a Coast Guard vessel of opportunity skimming system in Port Clarence to maintain crew prociency with the system and to strengthen the relationship between both services. For the rst time in Coast Guard history, the Coast Guard Cutter Naushon, a 110-foot patrol boat, was deployed to the Arctic to test the cutters capabilities and performance in the environment. e crew conducted law enforcement boardings and sheries patrols in the Bering Sea, Bering Strait, Kotzebue and Norton Sound. A national security cutter will also be deployed as a command and control platform to conduct various missions to include maritime domain awareness, search and rescue and law enforcement. e Coast Guard will have several cutters in the region including the ice breakers Healy and Polar Star, said Rear Adm. omas Ostebo, commander of the 17th Coast Guard District. e crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy will conduct science missions and will partner with the Coast Guard Research and Development Center to evaluate equipment. e crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star will test the overall readiness of the ship. Outreach is a key component to all Coast Guard operations and engagements in the Arctic region, and the importance of broadening partnerships is highlighted in the Coast Guards Arctic Strategy. We understand the importance of strong relationships with tribal and local governments and have directly engaged in more than 50 meetings to discuss subsistence, shipping and other Arctic concerns, Ostebo said. We are striving to build and strengthen our relationships throughout the Arctic by participating in open dialogue, actively listening and responding to tribal and local government concerns. e district has a dedicated tribal liaison who actively engages with Arctic tribal leaders and local governments to ensure Arctic Shield 2013 operations do not conict with tribal rights, interests or subsistence activities. With federal, state and local partners, the Coast Guards continues to develop an active, adaptive, scally responsible approach to meet the services maritime safety, security and stewardship requirements in the Arctic. While nation sties, Coast Guard stays cool Marines help out AlaskansDue to rising waters, an eroding riverbank and ooding in the village of Newtok, Alaska, the village population was awarded new land rights to build and re-establish their community at another location in the state. During the planning, the state of Alaska identied the need for an evacuation shelter and other supporting infrastructure at the new location. e Oce of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Aairs received a civilian inquiry to help out the people of Newtok, thus Innovative Readiness Training Mertarvik was born. IRT Mertarvik was a Marine-led, ongoing, joint service, training opportunity for Reserve components of all branches of the U.S. military to hone their humanitarian skills, community relations and austere-condition operation capabilities. My experience in Alaska could be described as dicult, but extremely rewarding, said Capt. Chad Hailey, the IRT Mertarvik project ocer and 6th Engineer Support Battalion operations ocer. e Mertarvik project site is so remote that the logistical requirements of getting all of our equipment, supplies and personnel out there have become the biggest hurdle. Having to adapt to the environment itself has also been a challenge. Because it is a cold and wet climate, keeping morale high amongst the project personnel can be dicult, Hailey said. However, with all the challenges they have faced each summer, it is extremely rewarding to know service members are making such a dierence in the community. To observe the joy, excitement and appreciation on the faces of the villagers and to hear their sincere thanks makes overcoming all the challenges worth it, he said. Additionally, the quality of training received by the military personnel who participate in this exercise is a reward itself. Hailey said the rst year of DOD involvement was 2009. e end-state of that years mission was to establish a footprint in Mertarvik in order to allow more in-depth operations in follow-on years. To accomplish this, Marines from 6th ESB constructed a 13,272-square foot billeting pad on top of the tundra from interlocked sections of Durabase matting. Dura-base is a type of composite mat made out of highdensity polyethylene and has an interlocking system that allows the pieces to be puzzled together. e mats reinforce the existing soils and provide support for the daily trac in Mertravik. ey also can serve as foundations for temporary buildings. In 2010 Marines from 6th ESB, along with sailors from Navy Reserve Forces Command and 4th Medical Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group, again deployed to Mertarvik establishing a forward operating base and constructing a 1,500-foot road from gravel and Dura-base matting. is road was imperative to the future development of Mertarvik as it allowed access for building materials to be transported from the barge landing site to the location of their planned evacuation center, said Hailey. e new, higher ground location for the village is nine miles away across the Ninglick River. ere, the conceptual evacuation center would provide a safe haven in which the locals could seek refuge in ing to numerous ancient shipwreck discoveries and breakthroughs in deep-dive engineering and the study of plate tectonics. In 1985, Ballard helped lead an expedition that ended with the discovery of the wreck of the Titanic. His discoveries also include the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown and German battleship Bismarck. In 2010, the Ballard-founded Ocean Exploration Trust in partnership with the Sea Research Foundation launched the Nautilus Live Web site, which has attracted nearly 200,000 viewers from 173 countries. Exploration Now will link Nautilus with other U.S. research vessels undertaking ocean exploration.Deep-sea


THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 15, 2013 13 Sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) will write a part of history by providing their words for a commemoration event of the 150th anniversary of the writing and delivery of the Gettysburg Address, Nov. 19. e Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation is inviting people around the world, including USS Abraham Lincoln Sailors, to write their own words in honor of our 16th presidents contributions to our nations history. We currently are reaching out to select people, such as crew members of the USS Abraham Lincoln to each write 272 words in the hopes that what they write will inspire others, said Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation CEO Carla Knorowski. Knorowski reected on the meaning of the Gettysburg Address and how truly powerful those 272 words still are to this day. On that November day back in 1863, President Lincoln was challenged to speak about the enormity of Gettysburg, Knorowski said. e loss and lessons of the battle were so great, so devastating, and so humbling that Lincoln used the fewest number of words with the fewest number of syllables to convey the greatest, most important message of the time-some say of all time. Today, some seven-anda-half scores later, we still hold sacred its message. Capt. Karl omas, commanding ocer, USS Abraham Lincoln reected on the opportunity Lincoln Sailors have to contribute to this once-ina-lifetime commemoration. Im thrilled that we are able to partner with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Museum and Foundation to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, omas said. We are truly fortunate to have our ship named after one of our greatest presidents, and partnerships and challenges like this enable our Sailors to connect with our namesake and truly recognize his signicant contributions to our nation. Lincoln Sailors who take on this challenge are invited to write a short, 272word essay on one of three topics, which include: Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg or any cause-related topic which inspires their passion. Essays selected by the Foundation will be on display for the commemoration event on Nov. 19 in Springeld, Ill. USS Abraham Lincoln is currently undergoing a refueling and complex overhaul at Newport News Shipbuilding. case of severe ooding. In 2011, Marines from 6th ESB, 6th Motor Transport Bn., and 6th Communication Bn., Sailors from CNFRC and 4th Dental Bn., as well as airmen from the 202 Red Horse Squadron, were tasked with the vertical construction of two Southwest Asia huts, installation of underground utilities for the future evacuation center and the development of a rock quarry to provide material for future construction. e planned 2012 project was not executed due to a landing craft carrying supplies and equipment crashing into a rock hundreds of miles away. is is the most austere environment I have conducted training in, Hailey said. is is unlike any other training a Reservist may attend during a drill weekend or during an annual training where they are based on another military installation or an approved o-base training site. is FOB has to be truly self-sustaining for extended periods of time, because the only form of resupply is via watercraft or aircraft. is location is very isolated and cut o from the rest of the world. e environment itself has forced us to adapt and change our standard way of doing things. With two deployments to Afghanistan, Sgt. Philip Ankney, electrician chief with Headquarters and Service Company, 6th ESB, agreed, and added there is also an expeditionary element to the training. is is denitely some great training, Ankney said. Its very similar to a real deployment in the lifestyle of living on a FOB, being in the eld and just working. My Marines that havent deployed were exposed to a different culture and a dierent way of living. is absolutely prepares them for a deployment when they get the opportunity. e units that set up the project have been working for ve years, leading to numerous completed projects and the culminating year for IRT involvement at Mertarvik. 2013 marks the end of the IRT operation, allowing the service members works to nally be utilized by the people of Newtok. e work we have done in the last few years has paved the way for the village and contractors to further the development of the new community, he said. Ankney found this opportunity benecial on many personal and professional levels for his Marines. e people were very friendly and had a lot of culture to share. It was an interesting and great experience interacting with the people, he said. Also, we made the project happen. We got so much accomplished having the opportunity to truly work and get away from the monotony of annual training at the home training center. We got to actually do our jobsYou denitely learn your MOS [military occupational specialty] in a eld capacity. Helping them was a real reward. e villagers showed their gratitude and bid farewell to the Marines and sailors by treating them to a traditional nativeAlaskan potluck, July 20. According to Hailey, more than 100 residents of Newtok made the nine-mile boat trip to Mertarvik bringing with them many native-Alaskan foods, including several varieties of fresh and dried sh, dried seal meat, aged walrus meat, moose and several dierent kinds of pastries. After the feast, the residents entertained the Marines and Sailors with a show featuring traditional drums and ceremonial dancing. It was a unique and memorable opportunity for our personnel to get exposure to such a rich culture, Hailey said. e villagers of Newtok have one of the most sincere and welcoming cultures Ive had the pleasure of being associated with. Additionally, the quality of training received by the military personnel who participated in this exercise is a reward itself. ere are not many AT exercises of this caliber available to Reservists. e fact is this is a real world exercise where the quality of work they produce actually matters. ere is value in simple training that is often conducted in the lower 48, but at the end of the day, that hole they dug with their heavy equipment gets lled back in, or the SWA Hut they built gets torn down, he said. Here, the roads they lay and the structures they build need to be perfect, because they will be left in place for the community. e quality of their work will have a lasting impact for years to come. Marines Gettysburg addressed


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